Dunnett Family History

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Dunnett Name Meaning

English: from a diminutive of Dunn. English: habitational name from Downhead in Somerset or Donhead in Wiltshire, both named from Old English dun ‘hill’, ‘down’ + Old English heafod ‘head’, ‘end’. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Caithness.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Duckett, Gunnett, Kennett, Dunner, Dennett, Dunne, Burnett, Bennett

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Dunnett Family Origin

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Dunnett Family Occupations

What did your Dunnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dunnett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Dunnett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunnett family was Checker. Farmer, Barber and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunnett.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Barber

    11%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Checker

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dunnett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dunnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dunnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunnett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dunnett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dunnett. For the veterans among your Dunnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunnett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dunnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dunnett in 1955 was 57, and 96 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunnett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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